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Posted By Joe.Carrick

The post that suggested the strips of wood cut at...

The post that suggested the strips of wood cut at 45 degrees is a good one.

Personally I use just 60 degrees as a system for hanging cabinets. I have one strip entirely around my shop and I hang...
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

Controller for DirectTV Receiver ?

I really hate having to point the controller at the receiver. I know you can get RF Recivers/Transmitters to allow for the DirectTV Receiver to be located remotely.

Why don't the Satellite and...
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

OK, I've ordered a 50' HDMI Cable - it will be...

OK, I've ordered a 50' HDMI Cable - it will be the easiest to run from the receiver to the bedroom TV. I got it for $49 from monoprice.com

The also have a "wireless" HDMI extender kit that I may...
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

Hi Craftsman, DirectTV has a variety of...

Hi Craftsman,

DirectTV has a variety of outlets that can go to other other TV's. The dual LNB is input to the DirectTV receiver, allowing input to allow simultaneous recording and viewing of 2...
01-12-12, 03:22 PM
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

Yes, it's attached as I said in a previously in...

Yes, it's attached as I said in a previously in post #3. The house sub-panel is in the garage next to the door going into the house. The shop sub-panel is located on the wall that's partially...
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

Direct TV connection to 2 HDTV's ?

I have a Dual LNB Direct TV Receiver connected to the HDTV at that location with Component Video Cables. I have another HDTV in a bedroom that I want to connect to the same receiver. The cable...
01-12-12, 03:03 PM
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

BTW, my cyclone dust collector is only a 1.5 hp...

BTW, my cyclone dust collector is only a 1.5 hp motor. I non-insulated ground wire in all the ABS dust pipes to prevent a dust explosion and blast gates at each tool connection point. I used to...
01-12-12, 01:23 PM
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

Thanks Ray, The breaker box is not fed by...

Thanks Ray,

The breaker box is not fed by conduit. The feed to the box is only about 30 feet total with #8 wires (3+g). I only need a couple of 2-tube fluorescent fixtures for lighting and I...
01-12-12, 12:55 PM
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

OK, so I said 110V instead of 120V and 230V...

OK, so I said 110V instead of 120V and 230V instead of 240V. That doesn't change the fact that I know how to do a quality job with proper grounds, connections, etc. I have done all of the...
01-12-12, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

Bottom line is that the holes drilled in the beam...

Bottom line is that the holes drilled in the beam are not to code or structural engineering requirements -especially the one coming down thru the top of the beam. It's not possible to tell from the...
01-12-12, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

If your table saw has a motor that can be wired...

If your table saw has a motor that can be wired for 230V then add a circuit just for that. I have a 10" Delta Contractor's saw and I did that because it would trip even a 20 amp 110V circuit under...
01-12-12, 12:23 PM
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

ps: I am very competent with doing electrical...

ps: I am very competent with doing electrical wiring in general - mostly I'm just checking to make sure there's no code problems that I haven't covered.
01-12-12, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

It's residential - my own home and the Garage is...

It's residential - my own home and the Garage is attached. The main service panel is on the outside of one wall (exterior of course) and the shop area has it's own roll-up door. But the shop area...
01-12-12, 11:11 AM
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

Garage Shop Wiring Questions

I have a 3 car garage and am in the process of converting 1 bay into a workshop.

There is a 30 amp 240V breaker at the main panel that serves a 4 space sub panel in the shop space. All of the...
11-26-09, 03:14 PM
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

Conduit required ?

Is it necessary to use conduit in the overhead area of a commercial warehouse? The roof is approximately 18'-19' high (wood framing) and the wiring would be above any equipment (fork lifts, etc)...
09-21-09, 10:18 AM
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

LWHD1800HR & LWHD1200HR Ideally, I would...

LWHD1800HR & LWHD1200HR

Ideally, I would like both of them to shut down the fan when in Heat mode and the heater is not on.
09-20-09, 08:12 AM
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

Vacation Home Problem

We have a small home in the mountains of Southern California. I recently installed 2 LG LWHD type Window AC/Heat Pump units with electric heat. They work great, but I want to be able to set at...
09-19-09, 06:51 PM
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

Actually, I have 2 units. They are new LG...

Actually, I have 2 units. They are new LG LWHD1200HR and they both work the same way. On Heating cycle you can set a timer for 1-12 hours but the fan stays on for the entire time regardless of the...
09-19-09, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

230V Circuit with Thermostat?

I have a 230V 30 amp circuit that I need to be able to automatically turn on when the temperature reaches 55F and then turn it off when the temp reaches 60F.

Basically, I have a 230V window AC...
03-26-08, 11:35 AM
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

Maybe not. It could easily be the flat type that...

Maybe not. It could easily be the flat type that is in newer cars. I have a FAU that's 20 years old and it has the flat fuse. I was having a problem with mice under the house chewing the...
03-25-08, 09:01 AM
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

Thermostat Malfunction - Danger ?

We have a Rite-Temp model 8010 thermostat for our Heating/Air-Conditioning System. This past weekend we went out of town and left the system on Auto-Heat set at 68 degrees.

When we returned...
04-10-07, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

Solved !!!

Well, I removed everything again and rechecked all the cables for a short condition. Even though the AFCI didn't trip with an SD at the first box, I went ahead and checked the wire from the panel.
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04-09-07, 07:17 PM
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

I checked all the wires - no problems. Still, I...

I checked all the wires - no problems. Still, I can install a single SD at any of the 4 locations on the circuit and the AFCI doesn't trip. As soon as I try adding a second SD at any of the other...
04-07-07, 09:16 AM
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

[/QUOTE=lectriclee;1155193]You need to splice the...

[/QUOTE=lectriclee;1155193]You need to splice the ground wires thru. So yes you need them. They may not have a place to attach, But it is a very important part of the system.[/QUOTE]


OK, I...
04-07-07, 09:06 AM
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Posted By Joe.Carrick

AFCI's are finicky !!!

Even the slightest discrepancy in connection integrity will trip an AFCI.

Before you replace the wire, reconnect all devices, making sure the connections are perfect. Also, check for a broken...
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